Contributed by Marc Carr on Aug 7, 2006
Floyd Landis, embroiled in a doping scandal since winning this year’s Tour de France, raised a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, leans on his mother for support.
“She’s the one that no matter what happens, to me or to anyone else in life, she will remain unchanged,” he said.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 9, 2004
“To Touch a Scorpion!” Matthew 5: 43-48 Key verse(s): 44 “‘But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.’”
Is it in our nature to love our enemies and do good to those who persecute us? Getting even or, in the very least, shunning confrontation with those who would
W.A. Criswell was pastor of a country church when he was in college. He had a family in his church named Davison. They were some of the finest people. One day he complimented one of the Davisons on their love and loyality to Christ. He said, "Tell me why the Davisons are so devoted and active for
A television executive called the pastor of a metropolitan church in another city, and told the pastor: "I think that my son is in your city, involved in the drug culture." He then asked the preacher if he would try to find the boy and do something with him. About four months later the boy was
"Over the long run, love’s power to forgive is stronger than hate’s power to
Contributed by Greg Yount on Jul 30, 2005
Love does not seek its own, but hurt people become more and more self-seeking and self-contained. In this climate the love of God waxes cold. A natural example of this is the two seas in the Holy Land. The Sea of Galilee freely receives and gives out water. It has an abundance of life, nurturing
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Aug 4, 2005
I saw a woman coming out of Loblaws this week with a t-shirt that said “I’LL LOVE YOU WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKE ME”
That’s often how we do it – once people get redeemed, then we will love them, it is not
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 8, 2005
"A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.
He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first let me do this. He proceeded to crumple the $20 dollar bill up. He then
Contributed by Neal Gracey on Feb 18, 2006
In England at The House of Commons, Princes Alice had a young daughter and her daughter had Diphtheria. Doctors told Princess Alice to stay away from her face so as to not breathe her daughter’s breath, because she then would contract the terminal disease and die.
One day as the daughter lay
Contributed by Mark Wood on Feb 18, 2006
A nine year old girl came into the room of her very sick mother. Thinking her mother was asleep the little girl unfolded the blanket and covered her mother up. The mother said, It was not long ago that I was Covering you up and taking care of you. This little girl paused and
Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 25, 2006
I’ve heard a tale that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves.
How many times has he broken that promise?
It has never been done
Well I never climbed the highest mountain,
but I walked the hill of Calvary
Just to be with you I’ve done everything
There’s no price I
Contributed by Darryl Bell on Apr 17, 2006
We serve Jesus by serving people. A wealthy American traveler visited a hospital in Southeast Asia. He walked in just as a young missionary nurse was cleaning the sores of a sick, dirty, elderly man who had been found lying in a gutter. The rich man said to the nurse, “I wouldn’t do that for a
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
A grandfather found his grandson, jumping up and down in his playpen, crying at the top of his voice. When Johnnie saw his grandfather, he reached up his little chubby hands and said, “Out, Gramp, out.”
It was only natural for Grandfather to reach down to lift the little fellow out of his
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
Once upon a time a woman was married to a perfectionist husband. No matter what his wife did for him, it was never enough.
At the beginning of each day, he would make out his list of chores for her to do, and at the end of each day, he would scrutinize it to make sure she had done all
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 9, 2008
ILLUSTRATION: I LOVE YOU ANYWAY
Overcoming the odds is like the man who finally decided to ask his boss for a raise in salary.
It was Friday. He told his wife that morning what he was about to do, All day the man felt nervous and apprehensive.
Late in the afternoon he summoned the courage
Contributed by James Botts on Sep 1, 2002
No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking off our engagement. Please say you’ll take me back. No one could ever take your place in my heart, so please forgive me. I love you, I love you, I love
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 19, 2004
A lady says:
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called
Opening Illustration from Step Mom:
Scene were the dad explains to the children what happened to his and their mothers love for one another. He misrepresents what Love really is. But this scene shows that the world does not know what true love is.
Luke explains to his children why he and
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
A professor of psychology had no children of his own, but whenever he saw a neighbour scolding a child for some wrongdoing, he would say, "you should love your boy, not punish him."
One hot summer afternoon the professor was doing some repair work on a concrete driveway leading to his garage.
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
"I love you, Mother," said little John;
Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on,
And he was off to the garden swing,
Leaving his mother the wood to bring.
"I love you, Mother," said little Nell;
"I love you better than tongue can tell!"
Then she teased and pouted half the day,